The Complete Language of Flowers

The Complete Language of Flowers : A Definitive and Illustrated History

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Description

The Complete Language of Flowers is a comprehensive encyclopedia providing the meanings, powers, facts, and folklore for over 1,001 flower species.

Along with a beautiful visual depiction, each entry provides the flower's scientific and common names, characteristics, and historic meanings and powers from mythology, medieval legends, folklore, and flower poetry.

For centuries, symbolic flower meanings have fascinated readers, writers, poets, and suddenly smitten couples alike. Extremely popular during the Victorian era, these floriographies flourished and versed the public on the hidden meaning of popular flowers such as:

Purple Tulip-Eternal love
Amaryllis-Adventurousness; Enthusiasm; Passion
Daisy-Beauty and innocence; Cheer; Childlike playfulness
Sunflower-Ambition; Constancy; Devotion

Together with stunning full-color illustrations and two indexes, one for searching by common flower name and the other organized by meaning, this beautiful reference is a must-have for gardeners, florists, and flower enthusiasts. Whether you're looking to arrange the perfectly bespoken wedding bouquet or to understand what the yellow rose you just received from an admirer means (friendship), this updated floriography is a visual delight.

Elegantly designed and beautifully illustrated, the Complete Illustrated Encyclopedia series offers comprehensive, display-worthy references on a range of intriguing topics, including birthday astrology, dream interpretation, techniques for harnessing the power of dreams, and the stories behind signs and symbols.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 17.78mm | 816.47g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1000 color illustrations
  • 1577151909
  • 9781577151906
  • 19,525

Table of contents

Introduction
How to Use This Book

A - Z

Works Consulted
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Photo Credits
Index of Common Flower Names
Index of Common Flower Meanings
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Review quote

Flower lovers will marvel at S. Theresa Dietz's The Complete Language of Flowers, an A to Z of flowers and plants listing symbolic meanings, possible powers, folklore and facts. * BookPage *
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About S. Theresa Dietz

Spring, summer, and autumn container gardening on a small apartment's balcony is all the more appreciated during the short growing season in the Enchanted Mountains of Western New York State where eclectic artist and writer, S.Theresa Dietz, makes her home. The twenty plus years of ongoing research into the subject of floriography symbolism and powers were driven onward by her fascination with all things magical and mysterious, along with her deep abiding love of all trees, plants, and flowers. She is the author of The Complete Language of Flowers.
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